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THE NEW WORLD  ORDER
Australia, New Zealand, the Union of South
Africa, Ireland), the French Republic, Belgium,
the Netherlands, the Swiss Confederation,
Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland."
Scarcely one of these, as I have shown in that
former book, is really a fully working democracy.
And the Union of South Africa is a particularly
bad and dangerous case of race tyranny.   Ireland
is an incipient religious war and not one country
but two.    Poland, I note, does not come into
Mr Streit's list of democracies at all.   His book
was written in 1938 when Poland was a totali-
tarian country holding, in defiance of the League
of Nations,  Vilna,  which  it  had  taken frotif
Lithuania, large areas of non-Polish country it
had conquered from Russia, and fragments gained
by the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia.    It
only became a democracy, even technically and
for a brief period, before its collapse in September
1939, when Mr Chamberlain was so foolish as to
drag the British Empire into a costly and perilow$
war, on its behalf.   But that is by the way.   No&^
of these fifteen (or ten) cc founder democracies;3*:
are really democracies at all.   So we start badly^
But they might be made socialist democraci^
and their federation might be made something
very real indeed—at a price.   The U.S.S.R, i^ i
federated socialist system, which has shown a
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